The outlines of a new commentary on Solomon's song

Paperback | July 10, 2012

byThomas Harmer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1768 edition. Excerpt: ...made use of this Simile. But what / would observe upon this passage is, that if we may believe Maillet, the horses of Ægypt are remarkable for their Beauty and Stateliness, and are sent as Presents of great-value to the great Men of Constantinople, but that Strangers cannot procure them, and that he himself, though Consul General, could not obtain permission to transport only two of them %; and that it appears from the Old Testament they were not less valuable anciently, being eagerly sought for by the Kings of Syria On the other hand, I would remark that the Eastern People are excessively attached to their Horses, particularly the Arabs, who are fond of them as if they were Children. D'Arvieux in particular gives a diverting account, of the affectionate Caresses an Arab used to give a Mare of his, he had sold to a Merchant at Rama, when he came to see Let. 9 & 13. "2 Chron. i. 17, it, (which was very frequently,) he would weep over it for Tenderness, kiss its Eyes, and when he departed, go backwards, bidding it Adieu in the most tender manner '. The comparing her to such a stately Creature, and those that were in the Chariots of Pharaoh, were doubtless the most noble they could find in the country; and to an Animal treated in the East with so much Veneration and Tenderness, are two considerations that, put together, may serve very much to take off the disagreeable Impressions this comparison is wont to make on people of the West, and may account for its being used in the Epitbalamium of Helen, as well as in that of the Princess of Ægypt. Tallness and a majestic Corpulence is what Theocritus seems to have had in view, and are, I suppose, the Qualities the Israelitish Singers intended. Such were the horses of Ægypt as well as of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1768 edition. Excerpt: ...made use of this Simile. But what / would observe upon this passage is, that if we may believe Maillet, the horses of Æ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217126111

ISBN - 13:9780217126113

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